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13th of October 2017
Radio Astronomy at Dover Heights
by Ron Ekers (CASS)
Rodney Reserve, on the cliff tops at Dover Heights in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, was one of the most remarkable and important astronomical sites in New South Wales. The photograph above shows the original plaque dedication in 1989 (40th anniversary) with Bruce Slee, John Bolton and Brian Robinson in the background. The plaque shows the 12-element Yagi which replaced the previous 1951 8-element Yagi antenna. The identification of the bright radio sources Taurus A, Cen A, and Virgo A was made in 1949 with an even earlier (but less photogenic) antenna. - For more information go to Radio Astronomy at Dover Heights.

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